California Dreamin’

Because there are so few legislative effort to reduce food waste, any activity on that front jumps to the front of my radar.

On that note, there’s news from the California Senate. The Feed the Hungry Bill, a.k.a. SB 35, passed a key committee vote yesterday. That means it’s that much closer to becoming law.California state capitol by andreas pagel via creative commons

That said, SB 35 should pass, because it’s a *lighter* version of last year’s bill that would have allowed catering customers to require that their leftovers were donated. After encountering stiff opposition from the food industry last session, the bill’s champion, Senator Jenny Oropeza is attempting to bring about change in a few distinct steps.

Still, it’s a step in the right direction toward increased catering donations. And I really like the idea of creating a state-wide database of food recovery groups who will collect and/or accept edible donations. We need to make that happen in every state!

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